Cybersecurity Glossary

To implement effective cybersecurity solutions built for the digital world, it’s important to understand common industry concepts and definitions. This glossary provides you with cybersecurity terms to be aware of as you look to protect your organization against cyber threats.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation, is a collection of data privacy laws that establishes guidelines for the handling of personal information of people who live in the European Union. Approved in 2016, GDPR aims to ensure individuals have control over their personal data, and holds organizations accountable for how they collect and process personal information.

For companies that collect, process, or store personal data, adhering to GDPR standards is vitally important and should be kept top of mind. Penalties for companies that do not adhere to GDPR guidelines include being fined up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide annual revenue for the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.


Graymail refers to email content that an individual opted in to receive at one point, but no longer wants. These emails come from legitimate sources and usually promote newsletter, promotions, or educational content to keep the subscriber up to date on their business. While graymail doesn’t inflict the same harm as a cyberattack, they can begin to clutter your inbox over time and make it more difficult to spot emails that are actually nefarious.

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